Nilaja Sun’s Critically Acclaimed “Pike St.” Will Extend By Popular Demand
Rick Miramontez/ Patrick Lazour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
EPIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE’S
WORLD PREMIERE OF
WILL EXTEND BY POPULAR DEMAND
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
FINAL PERFORMANCE NOW DECEMBER 19, 2015
AT THE ABRONS ARTS CENTER
New York, NY (November 24, 2015) – Epic Theatre Ensemble, Abrons Arts Center and Nilaja Sun are proud to announce that the critically-acclaimed world premiere production of Pike St. will be extending by popular demand. In Pike St., written and performed by Nilaja Sun and directed by Ron Russell, Ms. Sun portrays a host of characters living in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, “bringing each to life with a radiant grace that makes her virtuosity seem as natural as breathing.” (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times) The final performance of Pike St. will now be December 19, 2015 in the Experimental Theater at Abrons Art Center (466 Grand Street).
In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out the next big storm. Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace—whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own—out of their crumbling tenement, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. With Pike St., Nilaja Sun uses her trademark humor, political incisiveness, and virtuosity to bring to life the entirety of the Lower East Side, from decorated Puerto Rican war veteran Manny, to octogenarian downstairs neighbor Mrs. Applebaum, to Candace herself. Pike St. also marks Sun’s return home to the Abrons Arts Center, where she took her first acting class and began her extraordinary artistic journey.
Pike St. was originally commissioned by Epic Theatre Ensemble with the support from the New York State Council on the Arts.
For ticket information, performance schedule and further information, please visit PikeSt.nyc or call Abrons Art Center at (212) 598-0400
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